Prospect Researcher (71101)
Of course you're ambitious, want something else in your next career
step, and believe in the power of philanthropy. You're looking for
new energy from your colleagues, and a true dedication to
diversity, equity, and inclusion in your own work and workplace
culture. If you are interested in serving as the Prospect
Researcher and have 2 years of experience conducting reactive
research and performing data maintenance, we at Pratt Institute in
Brooklyn, NY, would like to hear from you.
With a 135-year history of welcoming people for who and what they
are, Pratt's world-class higher education in the arts, design,
architecture, and information boasts 60,000 alumni and 4,800
current students who are creating and beautifying around and for
the planet. Come be a part of Pratt's next chapter as we launch
into a comprehensive campaign, with you as a valued and critical
part of our Pratt Institutional Advancement Team.
Key Essential Duties include the following:
Qualify prospects for assignment to major gift officer portfolios,
evaluating philanthropic potential and affinity to give to
Prepare detailed research briefings for the purpose of donor
cultivation and solicitation efforts.
Manage news alerts on Pratt alumni, major donors and high-level
prospects, and stay up to date on financial and philanthropic
Encourage a donor-centric approach by communicating across the
Institutional Advancement department to share information,
strategies and ideas.
Mine data, create reports and queries for fundraiser use and
Maintain confidential research files on donors and prospects, and
provide support to the Prospect Management and Research team as
Perform data entry to ensure that new and updated research is
integrated into the fundraising software.
Train new Institutional Advancement staff on the use of Raiser's
Edge for moves management, establish best practices for data
integrity, and update procedural documents on an ongoing
Assist with special projects as needed.
Salary Range: $60,000 - $62,600 + Generous Benefits
Education: Bachelor’s degree required.
Experience: Minimum of two years of fundraising experience in
prospect research or a related field (competitive/business
intelligence, data analytics, market research or library science),
preferably in higher education.
To apply, visit https://apply.interfolio.com/125040
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Strong attention to detail and excellent writing skills.
Demonstrated ability to break down complex problems through
research techniques, data literacy and analytical
Natural curiosity about data, and the ability to synthesize large
amounts of data from various sources and present information in a
clear and concise manner.
Exceptional communication skills, both verbal and
Outstanding time-management and organizational skills, ability to
complete priority projects under deadlines and comfortable with a
diverse array of projects.
Strong interpersonal skills; capable of working independently and
collaboratively as part of a team.
Experience with relational databases, Raiser’s Edge
Fluency with Microsoft Office and/or Google G Suite Business
Interest in new technologies and tools for research.
Understanding of the important role of diversity, equity, and
inclusion to institutional advancement.
Commitment to working in and promoting a culture of
Appreciation for the important role that higher education plays in
Proven ability to maintain confidentiality and use professional
judgment and discretion in handling sensitive issues.
Knowledge of prospect research and current trends in nonprofit
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hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, creed, religion
or belief, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, marital
or domestic partnership status, sexual orientation, sex, gender
identity or expression, age, disability, military or veteran
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local law. Pratt Institute recognizes and values the benefits
of a diverse workforce.